Thoughts from a Bibliomaniac (the Gentle madness) With apologies to Nicholas A Basbanes June 03 2015

Contrary to public opinion I don't only gaze with love and adoration at my books (yes I do that too )
But I also read them
Lots of them
If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
I am a push over for a good book.

Recommend a book that I will enjoy and it will be LOVE.
Enjoy a book that I have loved and the bond will be sealed forever.

One of the joys of working in our shops is that we do a lot of hand selling (i.e.. discussing books that have been read by a customer or a book that I loved and obviously is not in stock)
We learn so much from each other
Sometimes money passes between us.
Quite often I am the one doing the paying
That is the nature of my job.
And I love it